UW Research

UW Clinical Trials Center (UW CTC)



The objective of the UW Clinical Trials Center (UW CTC) is to provide infrastructure and project support for clinical trials and other outcome-oriented research in the areas of cardiopulmonary arrest and severe traumatic injury that will rapidly lead to evidence-based change in clinical practice. The focus on pre-hospital and early hospitalization interventions recognizes the critical importance of this time frame and early congruence between the emergency cardiac and trauma populations.

Core Services Offered

University of Washington Clinical Trial Center will provide the necessary infrastructure to conduct multiple collaborative trials to aid rapid translation of promising scientific and clinical advances to improve resuscitation outcomes. Trials may evaluate existing or new therapies (such as pharmacologic immune modulators) as well as clinical management strategies (such as new resuscitative fluids, novel hemorrhage control strategies, the use of cerebral protection and neurologic preservation, metabolically directed therapies, and alternative methods of delivering CPR or defibrillation).

Funding Information

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and other institutes within the National Institute of Health
Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
US Army Medical Research & Materiel Command
Defense Research and Development Canada
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
American Heart Association
ROC was initiated in 2004 and will run until 2015 with sponsor funding commitment of approximately $130 million for the 11 year period. ROC may be renewed beyond 2015. Since the founding of the CTC in 1982, we estimate total funding of $150mil from gov’t and commercial sponsors for 10 grants including ROC.

Reporting Structure

Chair, Department of Biostatistics

External Partners

Dallas/Fort Worth Center for Resuscitation Research
The Milwaukee Resuscitation Research Center
Ottawa Ontario RCC
British Columbia BCC
Pittsburgh Resuscitation Network
Oregon Health & Sciences University – Portland Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium
Seattle-King County Center for Resuscitation Research at the University of Washington
Toronto Regional Resuscitation Research Out of Hospital Network
UCSD/San Diego Resuscitation Research Center
Memphis Resuscitation Research Center
San Francisco Clinical Center
Cincinnati Clinical Center
Houston Clinical Center
Houston Clinical Coordinating Center
Houston Data Coordinating Center
Toronto Sunnybrook Clinical Center
Baltimore Clinical Center
Tucson Clinical Center
Los Angeles Clinical Center